Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

French dairy company Danone acquires WhiteWave Foods for $10.4 billion

PARIS -- A $10.4 billion acquisition that had some analysts scratching their heads could be a harbinger of where consumer preferences are going in the dairy and coffee categories. Last week, French dairy company Danone agreed to a $10.4 billion acquisition of WhiteWave Foods—known for its coffee...

Retailer planning QSR expansion in three states

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- TA Operating LLC plans to add 40 new Godfather’s Pizza quick-service restaurant (QSR) units this year around Kansas City, Mo., Lexington, Ky., and across Illinois, said Dave Gartlan, vice president of development for Godfather’s Pizza Inc., Omaha, Neb. This will more than double...

7-Eleven showcases popular niche brands by turning them into frozen drinks

Optimized coffee bars an opportunity for retailers

Retailer panel discusses logistics, range of solutions

In-home and away-from-home occasions forecast to grow by 5% over next few years
A new pizza solution for retailers with small spaces
Industry leader plans to raise wages—and prices—this fall

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